What is the meaning of receive?


  • Get something; come into possession of.
    • usage: "receive payment"; "receive a gift"; "receive letters from the front"
  • Receive a specified treatment (abstract. )
    • usage: "These aspects of civilization do not find expression or receive an interpretation"; "His movie received a good review"; "I got nothing but trouble for my good intentions"
  • Register (perceptual input. )
    • usage: "pick up a signal"
  • Go through (mental or physical states or experiences. )
    • usage: "get an idea"; "experience vertigo"; "get nauseous"; "receive injuries"; "have a feeling"
  • Express willingness to have in one's home or environs.
    • usage: "The community warmly received the refugees"
  • Accept as true or valid.
    • usage: "He received Christ"
  • Bid welcome to; greet upon arrival.
  • Convert into sounds or pictures.
    • usage: "receive the incoming radio signals"
  • Experience as a reaction.
    • usage: "My proposal met with much opposition"
  • Have or give a reception.
    • usage: "The lady is receiving Sunday morning"
  • Receive as a retribution or punishment.
    • usage: "He got 5 years in prison"
  • Partake of the Holy Eucharist sacrament.
  • Regard favorably or with disapproval.
    • usage: "Her new collection of poems was not well received"
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APAWordNet. (2010). receive. Retrieved April 20, 2019, from http://smartdefine.org/receive/definitions/1305762
ChicagoWordNet. 2010. "receive" http://smartdefine.org/receive/definitions/1305762 (accessed April 20, 2019).
HarvardWordNet 2010, receive, Smart Define, viewed 20 April, 2019, <http://smartdefine.org/receive/definitions/1305762>.
MLAWordNet. "receive" 23 October 2010. Web. 20 April 2019. <http://smartdefine.org/receive/definitions/1305762>
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